Pat Barber (1937 — 2004)
Pat Barber died July 17, 2004, in Steamboat Springs. He was 67.
Pat was born July 7, 1937, to Cyril Justus Barber and Imogene Elizabeth Heid in Dr. Willett’s hospital on Seventh Street. He was raised on a ranch in Steamboat.
Following graduation from Steamboat Springs High School, Pat moved to California to work as a lineman for a telephone company. He later moved back to Steamboat and began work for the Yampa Valley Electric Association.
Pat was drafted into the Army in 1960, after which he spent two years on a rifle team and worked as a lineman. He was honorably discharged in 1962.
He married Judy Anderson in February 1963. The couple had two sons, J.D. and Joseph Patrick.
Pat retired from the Yampa Valley Electric Association after 40 years of employment. He served on the Yampa Valley Electric Association’s Board of Directors and the Western United Electric Board of Directors. Pat was a member of the Routt County Rifle Club and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
His greatest joys were summers, his grandchildren and winter escapes to New Zealand.
Pat was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by two brothers, Shorty of Grand Junction and Bob of Sequim, Wash.; his longtime companion, Jo Semotan; two sons, J.D. and his wife Elia, and Joseph Patrick; two stepsons, Jeff Dillingham and his wife Shelly, and Ron Dillingham; Semotan’s three daughters, Trenia Sanford, Kristina Jo Morris and Amanda Murray; five grandchildren and four step-grandchildren, Macray, Amanda, Maggie and Cody Dillingham.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Services of Northwest Colorado, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, Steamboat Springs, CO, 80477, or to the National Rifle Association.
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